Upgrading Security with Bullet-Resistant Glass

Upgrading Security with Bullet-Resistant Glass

Bullet-Resistant Glass is one of many types of safety glass.

For the benefit of the safety of your occupants and space it is important to use the safety product that fits your individual needs, so let’s focus today on Bullet-Resistant Glass.

Bullet-Resistant Glass is beneficial in the prevention of bullet penetration, blasts from an explosion or keeping intruders at bay. This safety glass has the appearance of standard glass and is available in a multitude of thicknesses.

Manufacturers of bullet-resistant glass use a component named polycarbonate (PC) to strengthen the glass to resist penetration.  The strength of the glass is determined by the amount of polycarbonate used.

MOST IMPORTANTLY, installation and product are key to the effectiveness of bullet-resistant glass.  That is why you should choose wisely when deciding which glass company will install your glass.  Many glass companies offer bullet-resistant glass at what appears to be a very low price, when, they are using inferior framing for the bullet-resistant glass, eliminating the effectiveness of your protection.  Always be certain your glass is being installed with bullet-resistant framing!  Imagine for one minute, your police department (where you are employed) has newly installed bullet-resistant glass.  An intruder, someone with a grudge approaches your window with a fully loaded gun. You think you are fully protected.  If your glass was installed using standard  framing, guess again, you are not safe! That is only one reason to do your research to be certain your Glass Company of choice has the experience and knowledge, not just the lowest pricing when determining what is the smartest choice.  Missouri Glass Company has almost 40 years in the glazing industry and are located in the heart of the city of Saint Louis!

Missouri Glass Company’s most recent installation of bullet-resistant glass was for a small local school (who wished to remain anonymous).  The school is not in a high crime area but the superintendent is aware of the responsibility she has for the safety of her students and faculty. With the assistance of our expert staff, she was able to choose the correct strength and framing to assure herself and her families their children are protected.

Many schools, offices and institutions are going with bullet-resistant glass.

Probably one of the most famous to use bullet-resistant glass is the newly installed glass wall  around the perimeter of the Eiffel Tower.  Weighing in at 1.5 tons, 118 inches by 86 inches, for each panel.

Keeping your occupants and space safe is crucial and bullet-resistant glass in one feature that is a great first choice.

Call Missouri Glass Company today to speak with our experts on safety glass!

Stay safe!

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